15 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Oulu
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visit The Aalto House and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online journey planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Ljubljana in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kauppahalli and Oulu Cathedral. Head to Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Atelier Gallery Kaikkonenfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, tour in harmony with nature at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Oulu road trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Oulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ranua Zoo and Syvasenvaara Fell. Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. Enjoy Helsinki some more: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
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